Man dies after shooting self during police pursuit

YELLVILLE (AP) - Authorities say a Flippin man has died after shooting himself in the head after leading police on a foot chase.

Marion County Sheriff Roger Vickers said Monday that 26-year-old Tyler Dixon died at a Springfield, Mo., hospital where he was taken following the shooting Friday.

Vickers says Dixon ran into a wooded area near Peel when deputies tried to arrest Dixon on drug charges and for questioning about recent thefts from an Arkansas Highway Department building in Marion County. Vickers says Dixon shot himself when police dogs and officers found him and were approaching him.

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